Tulsa women eight back in must-win AAC Championships

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Palm Coast, Florida –– The Tulsa women’s golf team is in fourth place after first round action Sunday at the American Athletic Conference Championships. Tulsa’s 4-over-par round of 292 at the Hammock Beach Resort’s par-72 Conservatory Course is within eight strokes of first-place UCF entering Monday’s second round.

Three Tulsa golfers are among the top-10 as sophomore Anneke Strobach leads the way in 5th place overall with a 2-under par score of 70, while freshman Greta Bruner is tied for 8th place with a score of 1-under par 71 and senior Nadia Majidizadeh completed the first 18 of 54 holes in an 11th place tie with an even-par score of 72.

UCF shot 284, followed by Houston (290) and SMU (290) tied for second place, Tulsa (292) in fourth place and Tulane (294) rounding out the top-5 in the nine-team field. Tulsa needs to win the event in all likelihood to be invited to the NCAA Regionals.

We just started the AAC Championship and Nikki Marquardt had a hole-in-one on #8.

Tulsa’s Strobach shot a bogey-free round of golf on Sunday with two birdie putts, coming on the par-5 fourth hole and on the par-3 12th hole.

After opening the day with a double-bogey on the par-4 first hole, Bruner turned in three birdies on the remaining front nine. Bruner went to three-under par with birdie putts on holes 10 and 11, but got back to even par on the 17th hole after three bogeys. She ended the round with her sixth birdie on the par-5 18th hole to finish the day at 1-under.

Majidizadeh played even-par golf for the first round with three bogeys and three birdies, including a birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole.

Sophomore Olivia Jackson shot a round of 79 on Sunday for 39th place. Despite shooting a first-round score of 80, junior Nicole Marquardt nailed a hole-in-one on the par-8, 113-yard 8th hole, and ended her first nine holes at 2-over par. She went six-over on the back nine for her 43rd place eight-over par score.

Houston’s Leonie Harm leads the individual field with a six-under par score of 66, holding a two-stroke lead over SMU’s Brigitte Dunne.

Second round action will take place on Monday, while the tournament will conclude on Tuesday with the final 18 holes.

Team Results

  1. UCF                         284
  2. Houston                    290
  3. SMU                        290
  4. Tulsa                        292
  5. Tulane                      294
  6. South Florida             296
  7. East Carolina             299
  8. Cincinnati                 301
  9. Memphis                   315

Tulsa Individuals

T5.    Anneke Strobach         70

T8.    Greta Bruner              71

T10.  Nadia Majidizadeh      72

T39.  Olivia Jackson            79

T43.  Nicole Marquardt        80

Top-5 Individuals

  1. Leonie Harm, Houston             66 (-6)
  2. Brigitte Dunne, SMU              68 (-4)

T3.    Ashley Cassidy, Cincinnati      69 (-3)

T3.    Ashley Holder, UCF               69 (-3)

T5.    Anneke Strobach, Tulsa           70 (-2)

T5.    Ashley Burke, USF                 70 (-2)

T5.    Kaeli Hones, UCF                  70 (-2)


 

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